News: Lufthansa Group sets new passenger record in 2018

In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new record.

With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before.

The hubs in Zurich, Munich, and Vienna were all major contributors to the network airlines’ growth, with passenger increase of 9.5 per cent, 9.3 per cent and 8.5 per cent, respectively.

The number of passengers at the Frankfurt hub grew by 4.7 per cent in 2018.

Eurowings also contributed to the Lufthansa Group’s new passenger record in 2018 with growth of 18 per cent.

In December, the freight capacity was 4.7 per cent higher than in the previous year and the ton-kilometres sold 0.4 per cent higher.

This results in a payload factor of 66.1 per cent, which is 2.8 percentage points lower.

In 2018, total freight capacity was 4.3 per cent higher than in the previous year.

In December 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around ten million passengers on board their aircraft.

This corresponds to an increase of 6.9 per cent over the same month last year.

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